No wonder pension funds are getting into alternative investments….higher pay! (

Do we need a “miracle” to avoid a recession? (FT Alphaville)

A 25 bp cut in the Fed funds target is the “easy compromise.” (Talking Fed)

The research on hedge fund persistence is murky at best. (All About Alpha)

Are we in a new volatility era? (Daily Options Report)

What now for Mother Merrill (MER)? (MarketBeat)

A positive review of recommends Michael Covel’s The Complete Turtle Trader. (TraderFeed)

A chapter-by-chapter review of Louis Navellier’s The Little Book That Makes You Rich: A Proven Market-Beating Formula for Growth Investing. (CXO Advisory Group)

The end of open-outcry futures trading draws near. (

Crude oil and oil company stocks have diverged. (Bespoke Investment Group)

Why Google (GOOG) continues to trounce the Internet search competition. (Jeff Matthews)

How might the oil price shock of 2007 reverberate through the economy? (Econbrowser)

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